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E-2 Investor Visas allow an individual of a treaty country (a
country with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and
navigation) to be admitted to the country when investing capital in
a U.S. business. South Americans seeking to invest in the U.S. may
benefit from this non-immigrant visa as many of its nationals hold
citizenships of treaty countries like South Korea, Italy and Spain.
General qualifications are: 1.) Be a national of a treaty country; 2.)
Have invested, or be in the process of investing, a substantial amount
of capital in a bonafide enterprise in the U.S.; and 3.) Be seeking to
enter the U.S. solely to develop and direct the investment enterprise.
The treaty country national must control the company through at
least 51% ownership or possession of operational control through a
managerial position. The maximum initial stay is for up to 2 years.
Extensions are given in increments of up to 2 years each, and one
can renew indefinitely. Spouses and unmarried children (under 21),
regardless of their nationality, may accompany the applicant. Note
that E-2 nonimmigrant visa holders shall maintain an intention to
depart the U.S.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maria Nunez works in the
Immigration Dept. at Piquet
Law Firm, P.A. She holds
both Master of Laws and
Bachelor of Laws degrees.
A Brazilian-Spanish national,
she’s fluent in Portuguese,
English, Spanish & German;
786.558.8054; PiquetLawFirm.com. ›
64 CREATIVE SPACE
Google believes that a fun workspace is a productive and
creative hub. While these ideas from their Zurich office may
not be practical for all businesses, they do offer some out-
of-the-box office design inspiration.
TEX T BY SANDY LINDSEY
Whether playing as a team
or as competitors, few things
stimulate the physical and mental
juices more than a rousing
game of hoops. Plus, it helps
improve employee cardiovascular health, which is always a
ENJOY THE RIDE
Constantly waiting for an
elevator? Put in a slide. It’ll bring
a smile to your face and reduce
pre-meeting jitters. Google put
theirs in the lunchroom where
friendly chatter can lead to innovation.
Perhaps the most attainable of
Google employee benefits is the
game room. The idea can be easily
adjusted to fit spare office space.
It’s goal is to keep employees at
the office longer while encouraging critical camaraderie.